Assistant Medical Examiner

Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office, Milwaukee, WI, US


The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office is the medicolegal death investigation entity serving a mixed urban and suburban jurisdiction, including Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 18 surrounding municipal units, and several surrounding counties. Milwaukee County has a population of approximately one million people and comprises a geographic area of over 200 square miles. Each year the office investigates over 6000 cases, and assumes jurisdiction in approximately 2100 cases. Of Milwaukee County cases brought in for autopsy in 2020, 34% were Natural deaths, 44% were Accidents, 15% were Homicides, 6% were Suicides and 1% were ruled Undetermined. On average, the office performs approximately 2000 autopsies annually. Our in-house toxicology laboratory provides state of the art, extremely efficient service.

This new position will join four other pathologists currently staffing the office. Staff pathologists perform approximately 300 autopsies per year. The office is accredited by the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) and funded for one fellow, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

DUTIES: Under the direction of the medical examiner, the assistant medical examiner will: perform autopsies, provide courtroom testimony, review narrative case histories, assign additional investigative work, complete death certificates, provide education and formal lectures to forensic fellows, pathology residents and medical students, provide scheduled on-call duties, and perform other duties as assigned.


Candidates must possess a M.D. or D.O. degree and have completed a residency in pathology. A year of forensic pathology experience is required, though a year of fellowship in forensic pathology may substitute. Candidates are required to obtain certification by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Forensic Pathology within two years of hire.


Salary range is $240,000 to $286,138.

The assistant medical examiner salary includes full fringe benefits with retirement package, dental, health, and vision insurance, vacation, and holiday leave. An academic appointment is available through the Department of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

How to apply

For more information, please contact:

Wieslawa Tlomak, M.D.
Interim Chief Medical Examiner, Milwaukee County
933 W. Highland Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 223-1200

Alternate contact: Karen Domagalski, Operations Manager (